American Hosta Growers Association
2022 Hosta of the Year

With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year it is increasingly difficult for nursery owners and gardeners to choose just the right hostas for their sales areas and gardens. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the AHGA Hosta of the Year in 1996. It is selected by a vote of AHGA members. Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all regions of the country, are widely available in sufficient supply, and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection. 

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
2022 Hosta of the Year
'Island Breeze'
(Walters Gardens  2014)

Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Medium (15"ht x 30"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender

Parentage - sport of ‘Fire Island’ 
An improvement on its parent by virtue of its wider green margin and thicker substance. Emerges with a brilliant yellow center. The red petiole bleeds into the base of the leaf. Dark lavender flowers in late summer.  PP#27,151